To celebrate its 60th anniversary of creating fine craft, the Long Island Craft Guild announces a special exhibit, “Echoes,” opening March 9 at the prestigious Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island. Artists working in clay, fiber, metal, glass, mixed media, paper and wood commemorate echoes of personal experiences, inspirations or remembrances in this comprehensive show.
The exhibit juror is Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. During the past five years, Gifford has served there as part of the curatorial team for several exhibitions and craft mediums, and will be curating three upcoming MAD exhibitions. She has written for many publications including Metalsmith Magazine, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Magazine, as well for several catalogues. She holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center.
Pictured above clockwise from top left: Barbara Karyo, “All that Jazz”, clay; Candice Dorsey, “Samurai”, clay; Carol C. Hunt, “Wild One’, fiber; Julianna Kirk, “Four Part Harmony”, detail-glass; Seth Erlich, “Artist’s Palette”, wood
The Long Island Craft Guild is committed to the development of the crafts movement, and seeks to promote the exchange of information and experiences that will benefit both artists and the community. Membership in the Guild is open to all people interested in the creation and exhibition of fine craft. The LICG is an independent, non-profit educational organization. Since 1959, the Guild has provided educational and informational services, regular meetings and workshops, and a sense of community among crafts people. More information is on the Guild’s website, www.licg.org.